Definition of building
1 : a usually roofed and walled structure built for permanent use (as for a dwelling)
2 : the art or business of assembling materials into a structure
Examples of building in a Sentence
My office is in that small brick building.
We bought the land for building.
Recent Examples of building from the Web
Howe said officials looked into installing rooftop solar panels, but the building lacked the infrastructure to support the installation.
More recently, Mr. Rozenholc won a $25 million payout in 2015 for two tenants to vacate a small apartment building on the Far West Side where a developer plans to erect a massive office tower.
Some Bauhaus buildings were already inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1996.
In regular session, the council held a hearing and approved ordinances revising the state’s building, fire and related construction codes.
Officers went floor by floor looking for the gunman and reported just before 4 p.m. that the shooter was dead inside the building.
The building will likely be demolished and rebuilt, said Nathan Tonnies, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, which is marketing the property.
A report presented by township resident Carol Oler outlines the conditions of the Shafer’s Run park adjacent to the police station, and the Millikin Road park, located behind the administration and fire headquarters buildings.
These days, wealthy philanthropists are more likely to be lauded, their names emblazoned on buildings, their pictures on magazine covers.
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First Known Use of building
BUILDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of building for English Language Learners
: a structure (such as a house, hospital, school, etc.) with a roof and walls that is used as a place for people to live, work, do activities, store things, etc.
: the act or process of making structures by putting together materials
BUILDING Defined for Kids
Definition of building for Students
1 : a permanent structure built as a dwelling, shelter, or place for human activities or for storage an office building
2 : the art, work, or business of assembling materials into a structure
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